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    I agree. I don't dig the standard ukulele vibe. ...

    I agree. I don't dig the standard ukulele vibe. I tend to play things a bit darker. My only ukulele t-shirt is from the 4-stringed reapers of doom ukulele club. Google it. It is a nice logo
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    I finally had an evening when I didn't feel...

    I finally had an evening when I didn't feel totally spent.

    I made a nice meal of roasted potatoes and a stir fry of eggs (sauteed in shallots, garlic, and ginger) with brussel sprouts.


    Then I...
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    I use Oasis (humidity is currently 48% inside my...

    I use Oasis (humidity is currently 48% inside my cases...and I live in a desert) and I hang my cases. I suppose you could make a blocker to disallow the humidifier from sliding those few centimeters...
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    for me, the sketchiest aspect in all this is...

    for me, the sketchiest aspect in all this is paying $600 for a Kala. All the denizens of this forum know the virtues of a Kala: it is a serviceable lower-end instrument. If you want to get a Kala,...
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    I try to play every day, but I have challenges. ...

    I try to play every day, but I have challenges. I am working two jobs and my ukulele seems to pierce the walls, so I cannot play when my wife needs to sleep. Regardless, I do try to play every day....
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    About 6 years or so ago, I saw a video of this...

    About 6 years or so ago, I saw a video of this beautiful woman playing a Cordoba concert. My reasoning was: she's totally hot, I'm totally going to play the ukulele. That's my story.
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    this is very particular to me, but I wouldn't...

    this is very particular to me, but I wouldn't even consider a baritone without a cutaway...but, as I said, that's me and how I play
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    Thanks for dropping by; I always appreciate it. ...

    Thanks for dropping by; I always appreciate it. Unfortunately I don't have time to do anything right now as I have to go to bed and get up tomorrow for work. I will just describe the posts:

    The...
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    I saw a series of various posts for a fence which...

    I saw a series of various posts for a fence which is no longer extant. They suggested to my mind intervals because of their varying heights. The sequence was 4321314. I am going to take some...
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    I focused tonight on the D# on the 15th fret. I...

    I focused tonight on the D# on the 15th fret. I didn't do much with it. I made it the end-point for the D# dim7 arpeggio beginning on the 18th fret. I played around with it in the contexts of the...
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    I don't want to be a recrudescence to this...

    I don't want to be a recrudescence to this thread, so I'll just say one more thing and depart. When I was a boy I paid $23.89 a month for a flute. It seems that I was paying that for years. So,...
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    I agree with Kaelre's disagreement, especially...

    I agree with Kaelre's disagreement, especially when you do the math. For my re-entrant uke needs I ended up with a $2200 Kamaka custom.

    I know a lot of people are like OMG!

    But think of how...
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    I of course played around with my latest fetish,...

    I of course played around with my latest fetish, the D#. I don't have anything to write about, because I really didn't do much today. Rather, I didn't do much thoughtfully. I did pivot on the D#...
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    I don't patronize any one website. Whenever I...

    I don't patronize any one website. Whenever I want sheet music I just google the music and add the words sheet music. Then I pay the $5 and get what I want.
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    Humidity isn't a problem, except when it is. There is no need to impulsively hydrate when there isn't a need, but you only know if there's a need by using a hygrometer. Take the guesswork out of...
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    Does the A string's stubbiness occur regardless...

    Does the A string's stubbiness occur regardless of where you fret it? I ask because I let my uke get too dry and it got wonky on the 16th fret, and I had to go get it serviced. Maybe you also have...
  17. My favorite ukulele is made of London plane which...

    My favorite ukulele is made of London plane which I understand to be in the same genus as sycamore. The last ukulele that I will ever bespeak is going to be a 100% North American build. I haven't...
  18. I'll tell you what I do electonically. However I...

    I'll tell you what I do electonically. However I have to say I don't know what I'm doing--for example, I've never played guitar a day in my life. What I do is completely arbitrary but it works. ...
  19. I'll tell you what I would do, but I fancy you...

    I'll tell you what I would do, but I fancy you won't agree or even like it. If I were in your shoes with a truss rod that needed tweaking, I would just go to my local luthier, throw down a...
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    School is back in session, literally. As I drove...

    School is back in session, literally. As I drove to the corner market for my weekly duties as chief officer of my home's commissariat, I saw buses. It is good to be getting back to normal, but I am...
  21. I agree. Theory isn't about compulsion; it is...

    I agree. Theory isn't about compulsion; it is about enthusiasm. If you're playing other people's music, they've already done the thinking for you. All you need to do is put your finger where they...
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    I bought an album called Whisky Sipping Music and...

    I bought an album called Whisky Sipping Music and so I had to oblige it with some Laphroaig and bitters. I made some dinner: brussel sprouts and black beans with a very spicy curry, and sweet...
  23. LarryS, all the keys you mention are on the right...

    LarryS, all the keys you mention are on the right side of the circle of fifths. Do you ever venture to the left side? There are some that are rewarding, especially if you get away from first...
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    I finally started to feel stress-free enough to...

    I finally started to feel stress-free enough to play. I am essentially starting from scratch since I do not remember what I was doing.

    I started things off with an idiosyncratic stir fry of eggs,...
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    I have been very pre-occupied with the new job. ...

    I have been very pre-occupied with the new job. I haven't had the gumption to make music lately, so I've been taking the coward's way out. I have some sheet music of the song "Sails of Charon" and...
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